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Six-year-old leak in Ross Barnett dam finally getting repaired

RIDGELAND — Workers are starting to repair a leak that officials have been monitoring for the past six years in the dam of the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, which oversees the reservoir, is now in a financial position to do the $600,000 repair job. The district’s executive director, ...

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Louisville tornado believed to be EF4; state's death toll grows to nine

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit the Louisville area last night has a preliminary rating of EF-4. Mike Edmonston, senior meteorologist at National Weather Service in Jackson, confirmed the rating today. An EF-4 rating means the tornado packed wind speeds of 170 to 190 mph. Reports are pending on the tornado that struck the ...

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Atmos issues warning about natural gas leaks

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Atmos Energy is asking emergency crews, customers and volunteers involved in tornado cleanup efforts in Mississippi to beware of potential natural gas leaks caused by the storms. David Gates, president of Atmos Energy Mississippi division, says in a news release that the company is assessing damage from Monday’s storms. Gates says residents should be careful in moving ...

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Officials investigating seeping dam in Pine Belt

LAMAR COUNTY — Inspections continue at a dam in Lamar County where seepage was discovered last month. The earthen dam is at Lake Serene North in Lamar County. The Hattiesburg American reports that seepage was discovered flowing from under the apron of the dam’s spillway on Oct. 16. Also found was a “boil” — a column of water carrying sand ...

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Everybody in Coast city hopes natural gas leaks stopped soon

Moss Point officials are worried about where all of the city’s natural gas is going and the cost, and all are concerned in this Coast city about safety issues surrounding natural gas line leaks. Hopefully all will rest a little easier soon. The city of Moss Point has received four bids for repair work on the city’s leaky natural gas ...

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Workers complete debris removal from blown out Gulf gas well

GULF OF MEXICO — Federal regulators say workers have finished removing debris from the wellhead of a gas well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last month off the coast of Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said yesterday that it has approved plans to send a camera down the wellbore as part of efforts to ...

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Gulf gas well blowout could spark changes in drilling regulations

GULF OF MEXICO — Last week’s blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators’ focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely. The rig, owned by Hercules Offshore and operated under contract to Walter Gas & Oil, spewed gas July 23 that eventually ignited. The fire damaged the Hercules ...

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Drilling to begin on relief well at site of Gulf blowout

GULF OF MEXICO — Crews are expected to begin drilling a relief well Thursday at the site of a gas well that blew wild July 23 off the Louisiana coast but eventually was choked off by sand and sediment. The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the Rowan EXL-3 rig has been moved to the site, about 55 ...

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Sediment plugs leak in burning Gulf natural gas well

GULF OF MEXICO — Federal regulators say natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe. In a news release today, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says the well “bridged over.” That means sand and sediment collapsed into the ...

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